The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Female sitting in doctors office receiving leg epilation treatmentLaser hair removal isn’t new but it’s still a very popular treatment. Let’s take a look at some of the basics around this service especially highlighting the benefits versus shaving.

Imagine being able to go on vacation without bringing any hair removal products. That right there alone is a benefit. If that’s not enough for you here are some other benefits:

  • Hair is precisely targeted
  • Procedure is quick
  • Results are usually permanent (for 90% of patients) or long-lasting

Many patients describe the procedure as painless, though some report feeling some minor discomfort. They describe this discomfort as if a rubber band was snapping against the skin. Compared to other forms of hair removal like waxing, that seems like a worthy tradeoff.

Laser hair removal takes place through a series of treatments that help to gradually reduce hair in the treatment area until no hair remains. These treatments are usually done one month apart for 6-8 months to reach the maintenance stage. Once the area has reached maintenance you won’t have to come back for another six months, some people need even fewer than that.

Laser hair removal can be done on a variety of areas of the body including:

  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Cheeks
  • Underarms
  • Bikini area
  • Back
  • Legs
  • Toes

Unfortunately, the laser used in the procedure tends to favor dark hair on light skin. That doesn’t mean it won’t work if you have lighter hair or darker skin, it just may take a few more sessions to achieve your desired result. It’s also recommended you start laser hair removal when you won’t be outside or exposed to the sun as often.

Commonly Asked Questions:

  1. Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

This varies from person to person but in most cases, there is a permanent reduction in hair growth in the treated area.

  1. What Are The Side Effects Of Laser Hair Removal?

Like any treatment, there are possible side effects. Most are related to sun exposure, so definitely avoid the sun as much as possible.

  1. Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?

Yes! We will go over any possible risks with you before your treatment session and also discuss your health history to confirm it’s completely safe. We also use eye protection to prevent eye injury from the bright light used.

If you’re interested in laser hair removal, give us a call at (585) 922-5840 to schedule a consultation with us. We proudly serve Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse.


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